Zenmuse X5S

Zenmuse X5S

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Modified on: Mon, 2 Jul, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Equipped with an uprated Micro 4/3 sensor, the Zenmuse X5S has a dynamic range of 12.8 stops with a much improved signal to noise ratio and color sensitivity than the X5R. It supports up to eight standard M4/3 lenses (including zoom lenses) with focal lengths ranging from 9mm-45mm (equivalent to 18mm-90mm on a 35mm camera), allowing more creative flexibility. The new CineCore 2.0 image processing system on the Inspire 2 makes the Zenmuse X5S capable of capturing 5.2K 30fps CinemaDNG video and Apple ProRes video as well as 4K 60fps using H.264 and 4K 30fps using H.265 (both at 100Mbps). Continuous DNG burst shooting at 20fps with 20.8MP images is also supported. The Zenmuse X5S was designed to keep pace with the rigors of high-end professional aerial imaging.

Stabilizing the Zenmuse X5S is a highly optimized 3-axis gimbal with pinpoint-precise motor rotation with a control accuracy of ±0.01° powered by a dedicated processor. Rather than rely on electrical slip rings — as is common with many gimbals — the Zenmuse X5S uses a unique mechanically limited design and concealed wires to ensure more stable data transmission and greater durability. Vibration is eliminated using three damping balls and a lightweight damping board, creating seamlessly smooth video. 360° rotation remains possible through gimbal rotation and smooth aircraft yaw. Stable, smooth footage can be captured even when using a 90mm lens.

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Zenmuse X5S
140×98×132 mm
461 g


Supported Lens
DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)
 Panasonic Lumix 15mm/1.7 (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)
 Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 HD
 Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0 (With Balancing Ring)
 Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8 (With Balancing Ring)
 Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8
 Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8
 Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6
CMOS, 4/3”
Effective Pixels: 20.8MP
72° (with DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH )
Photo Resolutions
4:3, 5280×3956
16:9, 5280×2970
Video Resolutions
 C4K: 4096×2160
 23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
 4K: 3840×2160
 23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
 4K: 3840×1572
 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
 2.7K: 2720×1530 23.976/24/25/29.97p @80Mbps
 47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
 FHD: 1920×1080
 23.976/24/25/29.97p @60Mbps
 47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps
 119.88p @100Mbps

 C4K: 4096×2160
 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
 4K: 3840×2160
 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
 4K: 3840×1572
 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
 2.7K: 2720×1530
 23.976/24/25/29.97p @65Mbps
 47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps
 FHD: 1920×1080
 23.976/24/25/29.97p @50Mbps
 47.95/50/59.94p @65Mbps
 119.88p @100Mbps

 5.2K: 5280×2972
 23.976/24/25/29.97p, up to 4.2Gbps
 4K: 4096×2160, 3840×2160
 23.976/24/25/29.97p, up to 2.4Gbps
 4K: 4096×2160, 3840×2160
 50/59.94p, up to 4.0Gbps

  Apple ProRes
 5.2K: 5280×2160
 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 422 HQ @1.3Gbps
 4K: 3840×2160
 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 422 HQ @900Mbps
 4K: 3840×2160
 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 4444 XQ @2.0Gbps
Photo Formats
Video Formats
Operation Modes
Capture, Record, Playback
Still Photography Modes
Micro SD: Single shot, Burst Shooting:
 3/5/7/10/14 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias, Timelapse
 SSD: RAW Burst Shooting:
 3/5/7/10/14/20/∞ frames
Exposure Mode
Auto, Manual, Shutter, Aperture
Exposure Compensation
±3.0 (1/3 increments)
Metering Mode
Center-weighted metering,
Spot metering (area option 12x8)
AE Lock
Electronic Shutter Speed
White Balance
 Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent,
Neon Custom (2000K–10000K)
ISO Range
100 – 6400 (Video)
100 – 25600 (Stills)
Video Captions
Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz


Angular Vibration Range
Controllable Range
Tilt: +30°to -90°, Pan: ±320°
Mechanical Range
Tilt: +50°to -140°, Pan: ±330°, Roll: +90° to +30°
Max Controllable Speed
Tilt: 90°/s, Pan: 90°/s


Operating Temperature
14°–104°F (-10 to 40℃)
Storage Temperature
-4°–140°F (-20 to 60℃)

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